Shocks &extreme events

Benin: Social measures Covid-19 in Benin: The transfers made

Submitted by siha on Mon, 07/13/2020 - 13:28

Government of the Republic of Benin (10.07.2020) The majority of beneficiaries exercising certain trades who were impacted by the restrictive measures to fight against the spread of corona virus have started receiving a subsidy via cash transfers on their mobile phones. 

There are differences in the grants. They depend on three things: whether the activity is formal or not; the geographical location of the activity (does the person work in large cities or not) and also what was declared in terms of loss of income during the period of implementation of these restrictive measures.

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benin
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Employment
Extension of coverage
Social assistance
Cash transfers
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Burundi: Burundi's new coronavirus policy: Mass testing in Bujumbura city

Submitted by siha on Mon, 07/13/2020 - 12:02

Al Jazeera (07.07.2020) Burundi has launched a campaign of mass testing for the coronavirus in the country's largest city, in a significant shift in policy for a nation which has largely ignored the dangers of the outbreak.

Many Bujumbura residents, including students, participated in the screening in three centres in the north, centre and south of the commercial capital on Monday.

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burundi
Global challenges
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Health
Service delivery
Shocks &extreme events
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Mexico: Mexico Providing Simplified Social Security Installment Plans for COVID-19

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/10/2020 - 15:21

Orbitax News (10.07.2020) Mexico's Social Security Institute has announced a simplified installment plan scheme for employers facing difficulties in paying their social security contributions due to COVID-19. Under the scheme, employers may make up to 48 monthly installments, subject to monthly interest as follows:

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mexico
Global challenges
Topics
Compliance and Contribution Collection
Shocks &extreme events
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Mexico: Solidarity coverage to support the health sector

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/10/2020 - 15:08

Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (14.05.2020) The Solidarity Coverage to Support the Health Sector consists of life insurance from insurance companies to provide financial protection to the families of public sector health personnel free of charge. The beneficiaries of this support will be the relatives of 1.6 million public sector health workers who have died from the COVID-19, when treating patients with this disease. In the event of death due to the direct cause of said disease, the insurers undertake to grant 50 thousand pesos to relatives of the aforementioned staff (spouse or,

Regions / Country
mexico
Topics
Health
Survivor
Human resources management
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Thailand: Welfare Card Holders To Get 3,000 THB Handout

Submitted by siha on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 15:32

Samui Times (17.06.2020) Thailand’s state welfare card holders have been approved to get three handouts of 1,000 THB each as long as they have not fallen under other governmental financial aid campaigns surrounding the efforts to help those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. it will be paid in three monthly installments which have been backdated from May.

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thailand
Global challenges
Topics
Social assistance
Cash transfers
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Bangladesh: Fake Covid-19 certificates: 7 Regent Group staffers on 5-day remand

Submitted by siha on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 13:43

The daily Star (08.07.2020) A virtual court in Dhaka today placed seven officials and employees of Regent Group on a five-day remand each in a case filed overissuing fake Covid-19 test results and charging patients for the test and treatment. They charged patients for the tests and treatment despite having an agreement with the government on carrying out tests and providing treatment for free. 

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bangladesh
Topics
Service quality
Error evasion and fraud
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Bangladesh: Food Aid Before Eid: Free rice for 1 crore poor

Submitted by siha on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 13:10

The Daily Star (08.07.2020) 

The government is set to distribute 10-kilogramme rice for free to each of over one crore "ultra-poor and destitute families" ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

The food aid will be given to 1,00,06,869 vulnerable group feeding (VGF) card holders across the country to mitigate the consequences of disasters like flood and coronavirus outbreak.

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bangladesh
Topics
Service delivery
Food and nutrition
Shocks &extreme events
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Bangladesh: Govt to bear costs of private hospitals treating Covid-19 patients

Submitted by siha on Wed, 07/08/2020 - 11:35

Dhaka Tribune (10.05.2020) The government has decided to bear the operational costs of undersigned private hospitals treating Covid-19 patients. Medical professionals and others working at these hospitals will be paid by the government.   

However, private medical professionals will not be eligible for the same financial facilities as government employees. Government medical professionals are set to receive bonus salaries and will also get monetary aid if they contract or die from Covid-19.

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bangladesh
Topics
Health
Employment
Human resources management
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Serbia: Serbia Provides Deferral of Tax and Contributions on Salary and Other Benefits for COVID-19

Submitted by siha on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 16:15

Orbitax News (10.04.2020) A deferral of the payment of taxes and social insurance contributions on employee salaries and wages for the months of March, April, and May 2020, which can be deferred up to 4 January 2021, with the possibility of payment in up to 24 monthly installments. To qualify, it is required that companies have not reduced their number of employees by more than 10% between 15 March and the date the Regulations entered into force (10 April 2020). 

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serbia
Global challenges
Topics
Employment
Compliance and Contribution Collection
Shocks &extreme events
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Serbia: Wages in healthcare sector increase by 10% as of tomorrow

Submitted by siha on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 15:55

Government website (31.03.2020) the government of the Republic of Serbia adopted a decision to increase salaries by 10% to all health care professionals in the Republic of Serbia as of 1 April this year.

This increase applies to all employees of health and military health care institutions, employees of health care services in social care institutions, as well as to doctors who work in correctional facilities.

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serbia
Topics
Employment
Human resources management
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